Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2

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Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2

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Personal Counsellor to individuals, & couples of all ages and stages of life. I specialise in providing therapy to autistic ♾, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients and NDIS funding recipients. I focus on the different abilities one possesses rather than their disabilities. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and certification in supporting people with special needs from Monash University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Hons), a Diploma in Psychology (Hons). I am a trained and certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. I work full time as a Behaviour Support Practitioner and counsel after hours and on Saturday.
I use trauma informed and strengths-based approaches. My specialty is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Gottman method of relationship counselling. I also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), positive behaviour support interventions, a systemic and compassion focussed approach.
I believe one’s life is dynamic. The challenges faced by participants need not be lifelong and mistakes should not become a life sentence. Upholding the participants’ right to self determination, I make allowance for their dignity of risk while maintaining an ethical duty of care. I consider it a sacred privilege to share in a fellow human being’s journey.
Christina David
“Hello & Welcome :-) I would love to walk with you on your unique life journey, by your side. This is my therapeutic space. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Membership: Australian Counselling Association / Level 2 Member
  • Training: Master of Counselling (Monash) / 2019

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CBT Australia / Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) & MI (Motivational Interviewing) / 2020
  • Diploma: CIRP / Child and Adolescent Psychology / 2013
Specialties
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Sinhala and Sinhalese
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour (REBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 5 Sep 2021
Christina David, MA, Counsellor in Cranbourne North

Christina David

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2